The Times and The Sunday Times, Social Media Journalist

Recruiter
The Times and The Sunday Times
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
26 Mar 2021
Closes
11 Apr 2021
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Times and The Sunday Times are looking for a social media journalist to help bring our stories to life by combining excellent writing skills with an intimate knowledge of what works on social media.  

You will have an eye for a shareable story and know how to make the most of it across different platforms. This role requires someone with demonstrable experience of visual storytelling on social platforms, adept at making the most of aspirational content from a visual point of view.

Your expertise will be called on across the newsroom and by all editorial desks, working closely with journalists, designers and multimedia teams to present a variety of content types in the best possible way. You will have the confidence to train the wider newsroom in the skills they need to follow your lead.

Expertise in optimising copy for social media, choosing the best format in which to present stories, sourcing stories through social media and using data to inform your decisions are essential. You will be a keen innovator with lots of ideas and the ability to run controlled tests that can inform long-term strategies.

Experience in travel journalism or personal finance is desirable but not required. Please indicate on your application any relevant experience you have.

Apply with a covering letter and your CV by April 11.

Key skills

  • Writing and editing copy as well as adapting pictures and multimedia for social media platforms
  • A track record of creating social media activity that engages its intended audience
  • A strong and confident communicator, able to champion the use of social media to the wider newsroom
  • Ability to pull editorial insights from data, understanding various platform-specific metrics to inform decisions
  • Expertise in creative storytelling: comfortable using a variety of techniques, from GIFs to interactives, polls to live Q&As

 

This job is for you if

  • You have a minimum of one year working in a similar role
  • You thrive under pressure and can work to tight deadlines while maintaining high standards
  • You’re passionate about the future of digital journalism and the part that social media plays in it
  • You have lots of ideas and the organisational skills to execute them
  • You can work well independently or as part of a team
  • You enjoy keeping up to date with social trends and researching emerging platforms

 

Apply with a covering letter and your CV by April 11.

To apply you must have the right to work in the UK.

News UK is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. Our newspapers reach more than 30 million people each week and include The TimesThe Sunday Times and The Sun.

News UK is also home to Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company with independent national and local radio stations.

The Team

The digital development and strategy department includes data journalists, newsroom developers, multimedia journalists, interactive news producers and audience development experts.

These teams find and tell stories on our digital platforms in the most appropriate formats and empower the newsroom to present stories in new and innovative ways.

 

Equal opportunities

We are a diverse team and strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential. We want to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where talents are fully recognised, utilised and celebrated. 

News UK is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing equal opportunities for all its employees and applicants. We oppose all forms of discrimination in the workplace.

We thrive when we champion diversity and inclusion. We make better decisions, we’re stronger and happier, and it’s the right thing to do.

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